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Average: • 2.2 / 5 (by 18 Users) for True   View

As of December, 2013, (TRUE Beginnings LLC) went bankrupt and shut down their web site (see Story). If you are looking for information on other popular dating sites, take a look at our review and/or our eHarmony review.

Below, we have left our original review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on May 10, 2009.

We currently do not recommend this online dating service (see Story). Please check out our other dating site reviews.

Once called TRUEBeginnings, has now grown to more than 11 million members. They have recently updated their look and feel to make it easier for you to access and use the dating features of their site. True's main goal is to offer you the very best in online relationship services. One unique aspect of True is their background check of its members. Anyone whose name has a U.S. felony or sexual offense conviction recorded in database is prevented from communicating with other members. While this doesn't catch everyone, it does create a safer dating environment for every True member.

Find your true love, take their free Compatibility Test and get an amazingly accurate profile of yourself. This highly sophisticated test is designed to assess the elements of your personality and values that are involved in short- and long-term relationships. After completing the test, you will receive an in-depth profile of your personality, a profile of the elements of your ideal partner's personality and advice that will help you improve your existing and future relationships. Endorsed by Psychology Today, this test identifies 99 distinct factors found in successful relationships. You'll learn more about yourself, plus, you'll be that much closer to finding your special someone.

Positives of True

  • Every member is screened against one of the largest criminal records databases on the internet before they are allowed to communicate with other members. The site attempts to weed out those who have felony offenses
  • Members’ marital status is checked against public records
  • Free trial for seven days, which is extended for another 30 days if you upload a photo

Negatives of True

  • More and more dating services seem to be displaying ads on their web sites and is no exception. At least there are not a lot of ads listed and the ads are integrated into the site so they are not obtrusive
  • Some member complaints of difficulties in deactivating their True account

At a Glance

United States, Canada
Member Numbers:
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Cost per Month:
From $22.00 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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True Free Membership

  • Yes (seven-day trial)
  • Included:
    • CCreate a profile (five steps)
      • Getting started
        • Gender, gender seeking, birthday, screen name, password, email, country and zip code
      • About me & who I'd like (1 of 5)
        • I'm interested in (type of relationship)
        • Age range and maximum distance away of person you are seeking
      • About me & who I'd like (2 of 5)
        • Physical info of yourself and the person you are looking for; this includes hair color, body type, etc.
      • About me & who I'd like (3 of 5)
        • Languages you speak and of the person you are looking for
        • Ethnic background of you and of the person you are looking for (can chose more than one)
        • Religious information about you and of the person you are looking for
      • About me & who I'd like (4 of 5)
        • Education, occupation, income, drinking and smoking information of you and of the person you are looking for
      • About me & who I'd like (5 of 5)
        • Relationship status and children information of you and of the person you are looking for
    • Add photos
    • Searching
    • See who's online
    • Add members to your black book (like a favorites list)
  • Not included:
    • Cannot communicate with members
    • Can only view main photo

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Long-Term

True Costs

  • Prices last confirmed November, 2006. Please check True for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Comparable to other dating sites
  • You can only join if you are not married and do not have any felony criminal convictions
  • True membership plans costs:
    • One month at $49.99 per month
    • Three months for $79.99, this is less than $27 per month
    • Six months for $129.99, this is less than $22 per month
  • Cancel anytime by calling customer care

True Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profile and photos
  • Videos
  • Voice messages
  • Live chat
  • Quick search
  • Advanced search (most parts of profile)
  • Keyword search
  • My compatibles
    • These are those people you've been matched with and with whom you have a high TCI score
  • Who's online
  • New members

Contact Info

  • Website:
  • Mailing address:
    • True
      5215 N. O'Connor, Suite 1600
      Irving, TX 75039
  • Customer care phone number:
    • 1-866-583-TRUE

Other True Information

  • Criminal background checks
    • All members who contact you are screened through the largest database of criminal records on the internet. is serious about protecting its members. Before members are allowed to communicate with you, they are screened by, the largest database of criminal records on the internet. Anyone with a felony conviction recorded in this database is automatically prevented from communicating with you
    • This information is kept confidential
  • Marriage check
    • screen members against public records to confirm marital status
  • This site is a member of the BBB Online Reliability Program
  • Includes an online dating magazine called True U Magazine

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